Reporters Without Borders

Worrying situation

Arbitrary arrest

Published on 5 September 2014Read


Government rescinds licences of newspaper and TV station owned by opposition supporter

Announcing the decision to rescind the licences of the Alam Al-Youm newspaper and Al-Youm TV on 22 July, the information ministry cited failure (...)

Published on 7 August 2014 Read


Two daily newspapers suspended for violating ban on coup probe coverage

Reporters Without Borders condemns the 20 April decision by the public prosecutor’s office to suspend two newspapers that defied a two-month-old (...)

Published on 28 April 2014 Read


Emir pardons everyone jailed for insulting him but law still stands

Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that all the activists, netizens and human rights defenders jailed for insulting Kuwait’s emir, (...)

Published on 7 August 2013 Read


Journalists could be fined a million dollars for criticizing emir

Read in Arabic (بالعربية) Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by a draft media law which the government unveiled on 8 April and which would deal a (...)

Published on 10 April 2013 Read


Alarm about Kuwait’s recent violations of media freedom

Read in Arabic (بالعربية) Reporters Without Borders is worried by an information ministry complaint that has led to the prosecution of two journalists (...)

Published on 7 March 2013 Read


Authorities take aim at Scope TV

Reporters Without borders is shocked at the imposition by a Kuwaiti court of a fine of 500,000 dinars (approximately 1,360,000 euros) on the (...)

Published on 4 May 2012 Read


Six-month prison sentence for newspaper editor

Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the six-month prison sentence that a Kuwait City court imposed on Abdul Hussein Al-Sultan, the (...)

Published on 14 March 2012 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Crackdown continues in Bahrain, bloggers go on trial in Emirates

BAHRAIN Regime officials have reportedly taken over the Facebook and Twitter pages of Rasad News, a major source of news about human rights (...)

Published on 16 June 2011 Read

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